Bethesda, the studio behind massive games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, has confirmed that it’s looking forward to next-generation consoles as they will allow its team to implement even more features into future experiences.
While neither Microsoft nor Sony presented their next-generation devices at E3 2012
, preferring to focus on the current Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, many developers are still looking forward to new consoles.
Bethesda, the studio behind Skyrim, Fallout 3, and many more, has revealed that it’s excited about new platforms because they’ll allow for more features to be built into games.
"I can see a lot of games are using smartphones and tablets to add to the content of the game and maybe that is something we'll look into in the future," Skyrim lead artist Matt Carafano told CVG
"With game's like Skyrim we try to make them as huge as possible, we add every feature we can think of and put it in the game, so next generation consoles, that's just going to let us do all the more stuff."
This doesn’t meant that the core experience will change, as the game will still follow Skyrim’s successful principles, like support for community-created mods.
"Skyrim was a huge surprise for all of us on the team, it's done incredibly well," Carafano said. "We have amazing fans and they've just really gotten behind this game with the modding community and everything, it has been unbelievable,” he added.
"With Skyrim we created a whole new engine and we were able to rewrite everything, so it's very different to our previous game Fallout 3. We've had just an amazing time with the current generation of consoles, we've really gotten a lot out of them and we're really happy with how Skyrim turned out," he went on to say.
As of yet, however, neither Sony nor Microsoft want to talk about their next-generation devices.